When and what do you wear with a slip dress changed in the last 100 years. In the fashion of the 1920s, they came in form of the flapper dress for going out. In the 1970s, Grandma’s cotton half-slips in eyelet fabric with matching lace were a Must-Have among teenagers who wore the Attic Style. I was one of them. In the 1990s, the bias-cut slip dresses had a mainstream boom. I owned several of them because of their simplicity, and instant chic like a sheath. No wonder I had to jump the bandwagon this time around. Read what I think about the slip dresses and bodysuits I picked from Femme Luxe.
- Slip Dresses Are Hot this Summer
- What Do You Wear with a Slip Dress
- What I Love about the Burgundy Slip Dress
- Wearing Comfort
- Price Performance Ratio
- Who Will Love these Bodysuits and Slip Dresses
- Femme Luxe Slip Dresses and Bodysuits in a Nutshell
Disclosure: Ad. The slip dresses and bodysuits are samples of my choice from Femme Luxe. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
Slip Dresses Are Hot this Summer for Day and Night
Slip dresses are a big trend right now. Therefore, I chose two slip dresses from Femme Luxe, a red one for everyday, and a burgundy one for dance/date night. Yes, these garments are now even ok at the office on Casual Friday in a casual work environment. Just wear a T-shirt underneath, a cardigan on top plus dress shoes. Alternatively, try a lightweight sweater over the dress to wear it as a skirt.
What to Wear with a Slip Dress
Since layering them over other pieces is a Do this time around, I also chose two double-rib knit bodysuits in an Henley-inspired cut in chocolate and pink. My idea was to match them both with the both slip dresses. Think pink plus red, chocolate plus red, pink plus wine, and chocolate plus wine.
Unfortunately, the chocolate leotard is more like milk chocolate, not the deep color of dark chocolate. As a result, the contrast is not as bold as I hoped for. However, the color is beautiful, and works with many other pieces in my closet (see example below). Plus, there are more ways to style a slip dress.
What I Love about the Burgundy Slip Dress
You can imagine how surprised and excited I was when I saw that you can exchange the straps of the burgundy dress. Because I typically wear a bra with exchangeable straps with my strapless dance dresses, I can create different looks with this slip dress. How awesome is that?
Well most people wouldn’t probably notice. But it is my own pleasure to create as many looks as possible from a piece. In other words, the creativity is good for my mental health. It’s all about feeling pretty.
Price Performance Ratio
Both slip dresses consist of 95% polyester which is very durable, anti-pilling, and wrinkle-resistant. Furthermore, polyester well retains its shape. Consequently, polyester typically keeps its appearance for a long time even when worn frequently. As a result, the cost-per-wear can go below $1, if the trend lasts long enough.•
Both slip dresses have a satin weave that looks feminine and elegant. The 95% polyester 5% spandex blend permits some stretch. Consequently, the wearing comfort regarding you dynamic activities increased compared to the cotton pieces of the 1990s. Because polyester is moisture-wicking, it’s a favorite material for sportswear. However, on bare skin the fabric may be sticky when you sweat.
The material of the bodysuits is a 45% cotton 55% polyester blend, which is breathable and moisture wicking. The fabric also feels incredibly soft and cool upon first touch.
Who Will Love these Bodysuits and Slip Dresses
Both dresses are good choices as an inexpensive trendy wardrobe update when you live in a region of warm summers with light wind and/or close to the shore of the ocean or lake (e.g., Great Britain, Ireland, northern and west Europe, the Pacific Northwest).
I can recommend the slip dresses and leotards to all my friends who love a low maintenance, durable, but inexpensive, trendy wardrobe update. You can buy these garments at Femme Luxe.
Femme Luxe offers trendy, inexpensive slip dresses and bodysuits that are worth their price. The slip dresses can be paired with T-shirts, sweater, and cardigans from your wardrobe, and styled up with fancy accessories for date night, or paired with more expensive cardigans in neutral colors and dress shoes for everyday. Browse their collection now.
Photos: G. Kramm
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